Dinner & Drink Recipes

Healthy Party Food Ideas

Healthy Party Food Ideas

There’s nothing quite as fun as throwing a party. The most difficult part, though, is choosing what to serve. Many these days are choosing to include healthier party food fare to serve quests who would prefer options other than high calorie party food. Here are a few choices that can help. Remember to use reduced fat dressings and dips wherever possible. Choosing hummus, for example, over a sour cream based dip is a good choice. You can also often replace the sour cream or mayo in a dip with fat-free yogurt so you can serve your favorites without the additional

What is a Scone and Where Did They Come From?

Scone Recipes

Few things are quite as delicious as the warmth of a fresh box of cookies and a hot cup of coffee, tea or cocoa - except maybe a scone. As you bite into your next scone, whether it’s from your oven or at your local gourmet coffee outlet, though, you may wonder exactly where scones come from. For those who may not appreciate scones quite as much as they should, a quick understanding of this delicious treat may be in order. Scones are basically a sweetened version of a biscuit. They’re a quick bread recipe, and like so many, they

How To Make Sugar Cookie Scented Lip Gloss

How To Make Sugar Cookie Scented Lip Gloss

If you’ve got the bug this year for making homemade holiday gifts, try making scented lip gloss. It’s so easy and you can make several batches in just one afternoon. A trip to the craft store will get you everything you need to get started. Types of Flavors First, decide on how many lip gloss flavors you would like to make. If sugar cookies are your favorite, make all of them smell like yummy bouquets of cookies. If you also want to try chocolate chip cookies, or a fruity flavor, go right ahead. Just be sure to mix separate flavors

The Best Food Coloring To Tint Royal Icing

The Best Food Coloring To Tint Royal Icing

Royal icing is the little black dress of the baking world.  It is incredibly versatile, and it looks great whether on sugar cookies, gingerbread houses, or cakes.  For any occasion and any crowd, royal icing performs flawlessly and looks elegant and sophisticated.  Best of all, it's relatively easy to work with once you learn a few tricks.  One of the reasons why royal icing is so commonly used is that it can easily be colored to any shade you like.  So what is the best food coloring to tint royal icing for your next batch of decorated sugar cookies? When

Cookie Recipe Resources

There is no excuse for baking the same cookie all the time! Not when there are so many great cookie recipe resources out there on the web. You will not have to repeat a recipe for years with all the delicious ideas available. On the internet, you will find some of the very best gourmet cookie recipes to tempt your taste buds. Here’s a sample. Almond Biscotti Ingredients: 1/4 cup finely chopped almonds 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons butter 4 egg whites, lightly beaten 2 teaspoons almond extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt Directions:

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